Art Educator of the Year Award

Fifth Annual Music Educator of the Year & Second Annual Art Educator of the Year Awards


About These Awards:

Nominations are now being accepted for the fifth annual Music Educator of the Year Award sponsored by the Canton Symphony Orchestra (CSO) and the second annual Art Educator of the Year Award co-sponsored by the Canton Museum of Art and Massillon Museum.  The awards will be presented virtually at an event on March 26, 2021, at 6:00pm. Winners of the awards will receive a $500 check.

Nominees must be licensed Music and Art Educators in a public, private or parochial school classroom setting in Grades K-12, in the region served by the Stark County Educational Service Center.  Educators from all fields of Music and Visual Arts are eligible.  The honored Educators will be selected from a field of ten finalists chosen by a panel of qualified judges from the community.  All nominees will be recognized at a virtual awards ceremony. Former recipients of the award are not eligible to win in consecutive years.

Anyone can nominate a Music or Art Educator for the award.  Nomination forms are available through the Stark County Educational Service Center (email Tom Piccari at, on the Canton Symphony Orchestra website (, the Massillon Museum ( and Canton Museum of Art ( websites.  Nominations must be submitted by January 15, 2021.


Nomination Form Links:


Congratulations to the 2020 Art Educator of the Year Award winner!

Christopher Triner, Visual Art Teacher and District Art Department Chairman at Hoover High School, North Canton City School District 


Questions? Contact:

Stephanie Toole
Education & Outreach Manager
330.833.4061 x104
Email her

Massillon Museum
121 Lincoln Way East 
Massillon, Ohio 44646

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